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Watanabe Inn

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Miyajima-cho Takimachi 215-1, Hatsukaichi 739-0524, Hiroshima Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this inn when looking for accommodation in Hiroshima and had already emailed the owners when I realized it was not actually in Hiroshima. It decided so good that we changed our plans and booked two nights at this inn. Good move on both counts - it was very easy to travel to Miyajima and both experiences were highlights... More 

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Idstein, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We called the ryokan and the very friendly owner came and picked us up. We were too early to enter our room but he took up our luggage to our room and his wife came to greet us and check-us in. We were served water, matcha tea and momiji manju. She asked us about your dinner and breakfast time preferences... More 

Thank thenihonjin
Kyoto, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Stayed as a couple for two nights in September 2015. The owner drove down to the ferry station in MIyajima and picked us up, which was great because we'd been travelling from Tokyo all day. Dinner and breakfast are included. You get a gourmet seven-course experience for dinner and a choice of a western or Japanese breakfast each day. Each... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have travelled around the world and stayed in many locations across Japan and it is fair to say that the Watanabe Inn is simply the best ryokan we have ever stayed in. The owners are friendly and extremely helpful, offering any amount of assistance to enhance your stay, the accommodation is first class with beautiful rooms and the service... More 

Thank Nomadion
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stayed as a couple for 2 nights in July 2015. This was the ultimate stay for us on our trip and perhaps any trip we have been on in our lives. In staying here we hit (and possibly broke through) the heights of hospitality, food, comfort and relaxation. The rooms are a work of art in themselves. We stayed... More 

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Atherton, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have stayed at this Ryokan several times now and the friendliness, service and hospitality of this family run business is what keeps bringing me back for more. Breakfast and dinner has been included in my stay each time and the meals are explained in English. These wonderful people can not do enough to help you to make your stay... More 

Thank Gordon51_11
England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have always wanted to visit Japan and wanted to experience a true Japanese cultural experience. We found it all at Watanabe Inn. When we booked this accommodation the owner kindly emailed us asking about our dietary requirements for our stay, we were also advised that when we arrived at the ferry terminal at Miyajima to call the Inn from... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed here in May for two nights - it was our second experience of a ryokan on our holiday and this was certainly a cut above the one in Hakone. As soon as we arrived we were given a warm welcome and tea and cake before our host showed us to our room and explained everything to us. It's... More 

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264 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Staying at the Watanabe Inn, for most people, will be one of those once in a lifetime experiences. It begins with your host meeting you at the ferry stop, a quick ride to the Inn and you're brought to your room. Very traditional Japanese. If you have chosen correctly,you have a large bedroom/ dining area, a large soaking tub, and... More 

Thank tuscany1943
Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed here last July for 2 nights. Couldnt fault a thing! The family went totally above and beyond at all times. Such a pieceful location, running stream, next to the main temple. We chose to stay 2 nights in the island to avoid the crowds, and to enjoy some tranquility when the day trippers had gone home. Watanabe and... More 

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